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NEW: #Ukraine forces retrograde from #Sieverodonetsk - "putting themselves in better position" to defend themselves, per a US senior defense official, saying US #HIMARS, artillery assistance will help

"The Russians are just eeking out inch by inch of territory" per the official
US training in place to make sure #Ukraine forces can use the #HIMARS & other "@NATO-standard systems", per a senior US defense official
Latest US aid to #Ukraine result of "extensive consultations" w/Ukrainian officials, per a senior US defense official

Says US officials consulting w/Ukrainian officials on aid & "moving heaven & earth" to get it to them
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US view of developments in #Ukraine: "At the broadest levels, there's no doubt that thus far #Russia has failed to achieve it strategic objectives" @DOD_Policy Colin Kahl tells #CNAS2022

"Vladimir Putin went into this war seeking to gobble Ukraine up..."
#Russia "has had more progress in the south" of #Ukraine, per @DOD_Policy

Russian gains-"To some degree that is true although the gains on any given day really measured in blocks" he says "They are not large, sweeping breakthroughs of Ukrainian defenses"
"There are significant casualties, but that is true on both sides" per @DOD_Policy at #CNAS2022 on #Russia-#Ukraine fighting

"The Ukrainians are taking casualties, The Russians are taking a lot of casualties, as well, & the front lines are not moving very much"
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1. There are some men in power sitting in the safety of Europe worrying that #Putin might become upset. Here is what you fail to understand as you failed when you predicted our swift defeat. Russia has destroyed, raped, robbed, enslaved, colonized, humiliated, starved #Ukraine
2. Across multiple generations. I sit here during the current genocide next to my mother who was forced to be a #Soviet citizen. Buried not from from here is her mother, who survived #Holodomor. Lost to time is my great grandmother who survived the Pogroms. I can go back in time
3. To every generation in my family that has had to survive Russian evil of one form or another. Our children who survive this war will be another generation in the future to speak of what Russia had done to them. My family is every Ukranian family. There is no time in history
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Yuri Nazarov - #Soviet, #Russian theater & film actor, was asked abt Victory Day in 1945.

He said, youth should not be forced to learn history but should be shown it by example.

🔗pobedarf.ru/2022/05/12/yur…
"Q: In your opinion, is it worth paying special attention to history in youth edu?

A: it's impossible to force someone to fall in love, be a patriot, learn history. Everything taught “under pressure” is perceived falsely. It should be taught by example. Show, tell, explain [...]
That's why I love the Victory Museum. For me, this is the main museum. Was, is and will be. Children, students & adults should come here. Here, it's necessary to hold lectures & history lessons. Your expositions very clearly show what is not always perceived on paper[...]
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Thread: 15 May 2022: Day 81 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
#Britain and #Finland deepening relations ahead of Helsinki's accession to #NATO
About an hour ago, #Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin held a press conference formally announcing the country will submit its application to join #NATO, explaining [as is self-evident] that this was a direct result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Eradication of #Russian history and culture in #Ukraine is being continued. In #Vinnitsa, Ukrainians removed 60 years old monument of Russian writer, Maxim Gorky. Within the past several weeks, Ukrainians destroyed or removed many historical monuments & elements from the past.
In the center of Borislav, #Lviv region, Ukrainians dismantled a 70 years old monument of #Soviet Army which had been installed in honor of the liberation of the city from Nazi invaders during the WWII. ImageImage
A 60 years old monument of a Soviet tank was dismantled in the town of Storozhynets, Chernivtsi region by Ukrainians today. It was there in honor of those who fought Nazi invaders during the WWII. Image
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Thread: 18 April 2022: Day 54 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
"'I screamed at the [#Russian] guards: "He is dying, he is dying." I tried with my bound feet to push a bottle of water towards him,' says Dima, visibly distressed. 'All they did was laugh and say: "If he dies, he dies. All Ukrainians must die".'" independent.co.uk/news/world/eur…
#pt: "For 10 days, survivors of this room – all civilians – say they were starved, tortured, subjected to multiple mock executions [by #Russian soldiers], threatened with rape and forced to sit in their own excrement by soldiers under Trostyanets station [in Sumy]."
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🧵Interesting, just how much #Russia's imperialism and genocidal policies are enabled in the west by stuff like "Czech Republic? It's kinda Russia or something, right?". Ofc for centuries so called #Russians (marginal, easternmost Slavs) tried to replace "Slavs" with "Russians"
And to the west it was apparently rather convenient with the realities of the #soviet union. Even after it collapsed, there's still to much of this "#Ukraine is part of #Russia that is not Russia now" spirit. And globally, even in memes, they replace "Slav" with "#Russian gopnik"
Among all the Slavic nations, most of the Slavs are integral part of #Europe, most of Slavic nations are either #EU members or strive to be #EU members and rather oppose #Russia. But, in pop culture - they're all basically #Russians. Very convenient.
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🧵1230+ hrs since #Ukrainian Patriotic War of Independence was started by #Russia full scale attack & 2977? days since #RussiaInvadedUkraine.
Almost same as last time.. #Russia terrorizes us with more missile strikes but really that will never bring their #Moskva back...
Really, the more I read into topic the more I see that it's not something they'll be able to recover from. #Soviet fleet sucked but #Russians are even dumber than soviets so building a replacement for #Mosvka is out of scope.Not to mention their image is destroyed, now only nukes
But what really important is that stringy viscous depressing feeling awaiting the further bloodshed, senseless, without hope for victory for #putin - just to destroy, destroy, destroy. They're already using strategic bombers against #Mariupol (already besieged by their troops)
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Seems to be a common #German and western european racist view of the #Russian people. Well, western europe is the cradle of #Fascism.
She is Florence Gaub.
Deputy Director EU Institute for Security Studies @eu_is
Member of @wef Global Future Council on Frontier Risks
Vice President of @forumalpbach
Via: @shrubbly1
Western war media 'disturbed' at 'pro-war' flags on #Irish highway. #Russia Image
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Thread: 15 April 2022: Day 51 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
A protest outside #Russia's Embassy in #Estonia, clearly directed against the Russian army's use of rape as a weapon of war in #Ukraine.
#Putin's propaganda has domestically done its work: there is a mass-rejection of claims about Russian war crimes, the "Z" and "V" symbols and a stay-the-course attitude have been embraced by enough people, and neither casualties nor economic pain dissuade.
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The western media just keep getting the #Ukraine-#Russia war wrong.

At first, but then: ImageImage
And then, and finally: ImageImage
Roko explains the *importance* of the cruiser on the Black Sea:

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An amazing analysis of the current #Ukraine️ #war
@kamilkazani takes us back to Cold War and evolution of Russian war machine based on those weapons/tactics.
Question: Will this op prove to be as much a watershed for #Russianarmy as it was for #UkrainianArmedForces in 2014?
In addition, the entire situation raises further questions
1-As mentioned in the tweet above, would this stimulate transformation of military affairs in the #RussianArmy in particular and #RussianArmedForces forces in general?
Especially considering the points @kamilkazani made?
2-Actually, and retrospectively, this raises more questions. And these questions are based on President #Putin own past career in particular and the post #SovietUnion combat experience of the #RussianArmedForces in general
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🧵. #Russia colonised #Ukraine in 18th century. Since then, they've been trying to exterminate ukrainian indentity and culture, to assimilate us into being russian. They appropriated a lot of our #culture, #history, achievements and personalities doing this. 1/ #twitterstorians
Foreword. Many of these examples might seem to you as insignificant or unconnected, but they all are evidence to the trend of generations of russians trying to unexist us as a nation, make Ukraine into what they think we are – "Little Russia" 2/
Let's get the obvious one out of the door. #Borsch is and always was Ukrainian. It got into russia with soviet diner menus. Now russians claim it's as intrinsic to russia as it is to us. Bullshit. 3/ A beautiful and tasty combo of Borsch, salo (lard in pieces)
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Today 73 years ago the #Soviet occupation forcibly deported more than 20 000 people from #Estonia to #Siberia. In total they deported more than 90 000 people from the three Baltic states, including many children and the elderly. Prime example of a crime against humanity🧵1/12
Mass deportations were used by Soviets many times over the years. The biggest waves took place in June of 1941 and March 1949. So who were targeted? Mainly women, children and elderly. Why? According to the occupiers they were “anti-Soviet elements” 2/12
There were no trials that had legally found out that someone was an “anti-Soviet element”. They just went to peoples homes and forcibly shoved them onto trucks and later threw them into railroad cattle cars! 1949 deportation included roughly only 10% of working age men! 3/12
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I took an interview with "Talk with World Leaders" of Phoenix TV, and here is the link to the interview. china-embassy.org/dshd/202203/t2…
Whether China-US relations can return to the track of healthy and stable development depends on whether the US side can honor its commitments.
China and the US have maintained close communication on the #UkraineCrisis, and we have common understanding on realizing #ceasefire & peace and providing #HumanitarianAid. But we have different views on how to promote #peacetalks and realize lasting security in Europe.
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A map of the #Irpin River flooding, overlaid with the Interwar/WW2 #Kyiv Fortified Area, and the ancient (late BCE) #Serpents_Wall fortifications.
@visegrad24 for showing the initial information on the #Kyiv fortified area. Working with a friend of mine, we then referenced the latest flooding maps for the #Irpin river, and the georeferenced pictures of where the ruins of the Serpent's Wall were blocking Russian tanks.
The information on the latest flooding is taken from this image.
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In my first collaboration with talented @WendyZhou502 for @TheAtlantic we argue that #China primarily sees the #RussiaUkraine conflict through the prism of the #UnitedStates and more broadly of the #West. 1/11
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
We analyze #China's debates about #UkraineWar on #weibo, official statements and in selective media, and find that #ProRussia leaning is rooted in anti #Western sentiments. The key protagonist in many of these posts is not #Russia or #Ukraine, but #US and #NATO. 2/11
#NATO and the #US are portrayed as the source of the conflict, #Russia (and #Europe) as trapped by the #US, and #Ukraine as a powerless proxy of great power competition. 3/11
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#UkraineRussia
Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
#UkraineRussia
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
#UkraineRussia
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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The muzzling of independent #Russia media, incl. #NovayaGazeta, is a huge blow. In my forthcoming book about #HumanRights heroes, I profile NG cofounder Anna Politkovskaya. Her relentless #reporting on Chechnya shed light on a horrific conflict. THREAD laphamsquarterly.org/contributors/p…
#Politkovskaya kept her focus on the human toll. Unlike some who craved war reporting, Politkovskaya said she was “afraid of everything that shoots.” Yet she was determined. Even @Novaya_Gazeta “cut out the toughest parts” she wrote/2 newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/h…
“People call the newspaper & send letters with one and the same question,” she once wrote. “Why are you writing about this? Why are you scaring us? Why do we need to know this?"/3
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NATO + (உக்ரைன்) vs ரஷ்யா மோதல்!

உலக அரசியலில் ஆர்வம் உள்ளவர்களுக்கு
மட்டும் அறிய வேண்டியவை:-

பனிப்போர் முடியும் போது, அதாவது #Soviet பிரியும் போது மேற்குலக நாடுகளும் பிரிந்து செல்லும் சோவியத் நாடுகள் சிலவும் ரஷ்யா-விடம் பரஸ்பர வாக்குறுதிகளை கொடுத்துக் கொண்டனர்.

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அதில் ஒன்று எந்த காலத்திலும் NATO படைகளோடு Russia-வின் எல்லை நாடுகள் இணையாது ! இதன் மூலம் எந்த காலத்திலும் ரஷ்யாவுக்கு பாதுகாப்பு அச்சுறுத்தல் என்று எதுவும் வரத்து என்பதே அது !
அதற்க்கு எந்த Paper Document-ம் கிடையாது !

#RussiaUkraineConflict
#NATO
#SovietUnion

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வாய் வார்த்தையில் Gentleman Agreement என்ற வகையிலேயே பேசி பிரிந்தனர் !

இன்று NATO விற்கு ரஷ்யாவின் மேற்கு எல்லையில் உக்ரைன் உள்ளே படைகளை நிறுத்தி கிழக்கு Europe -ன் எல்லைகள் அனைத்தும் NATO -வின் கட்டுப்பாட்டில் இருக்க வேண்டும் என்பது ஆசை !

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Understanding the #RussianInvasion as a #ClimateConflict. First, the need to transition from #FossilFuels is an existential threat to #Putin's regime. The Russian economy is almost entirely financed by oil and gas revenues. When that goes, so does he. 1/7 wsj.com/articles/oil-d…
Putin is no climate denialist. He's a hard-headed realist. The notion that he's possessed by some delusionary vision of recapturing Soviet (or Tsarist) glory is mistaken. He's NOT looking backward - he's looking forward. #Ukraine is part of his #Climate mitigation strategy. 2/7
Any doubt about #Putin's climate awareness? He's fully embroiled in his own domestic #ClimateEmergency. The permafrost melt is wrecking havoc on Russian infrastructure, a costly problem that will only get worse. 3/7 reuters.com/world/europe/r…
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#Singapore, #Japan, and #Taiwan joining the Western effort to sanction #Russia for the assault on #Ukraine foreignpolicy.com/2022/02/22/bid…
Details on the #NATO (re)deployments to cope with the fallout from #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Details on #Ukraine's reservist mobilisation: far from complete (since that would require martial law), but still of a scale that it will take weeks to complete ... and the assault on the capital is days away at most
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Made a mess of these threads. Integrating them here
#Ukraine's President Zelensky said a few hours ago he is still going to Germany tomorrow for the Munich Security Conference. Whether this is supposed to promote calm or what is unclear; it's a hell of a time for him to leave his capital.
President #Biden just said in his White House address that the US believes the #Russians will invade #Ukraine in the next few days and "they will target Ukraine's capital, Kiev". Image
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